Got a prepay mobile with Vodafone? Give up your landline

, posted: 23-Apr-2010 19:25

Got a prepay mobile with Vodafone? Give up your landline

Last week we released a new add-on called Talk that lets Vodafone Prepay customers talk for up to 200 minutes a month to landlines or to Vodafone mobiles for $12. We want to encourage our mobile customers to use their voices rather than their fingers, and their mobiles rather than their home phones.

Certainly Talk has got a reaction. A range of parties have expressed a view, including the Minister, the Commerce Comm (read the entire post)...



The relevance of the UK

, posted: 18-Apr-2010 08:33

Two weeks ago OfCom, the UK telecommunications regulator, released a proposal to set mobile termination rates after the existing set of controls expire in March 2011. OfCom's draft proposal is to reduce termination rates from their current level at 4.3 pence per minute down to 0.5 pence per minute by 2015.

Ernie Newman of TUANZ has argued that this will mean that New Zealand termination rates (at 6 cents from 1 January 2014 under the undertaking) are six times higher than those in the (read the entire post)...

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The Minister should accept the recommendation

, posted: 9-Mar-2010 18:38

It's all about money.

Ask any journalist how to get to the source of any story and they'll tell you: follow the money.

So, the options before the Minister of Communications are:



1: Accept the recommendation of the Commerce Commission.

2: Reject the recommendation of the Commerce Commission.

3: Send back the recommendation for more working.



The recommendation the Commission has put forward is to accept the (read the entire post)...



Recommendation on mobile termination delivered to Minister

, posted: 22-Feb-2010 08:59

This just in from the Commerce Commission... basically it will recommend to the Minster that he accept the Undertakings offered by Telecom and Vodafone.

It's a split decision, but still goes in favour of the Undertakings ahead of direct regulation itself.

The Commission's press release is available in full here.

Quote from Dr Patterson:


'I have concluded that both regulation and acceptance of the final undertakings would address the competition (read the entire post)...



Vodafone delivers final undertaking

, posted: 18-Dec-2009 13:06



Media Release
18 December 2009


Vodafone delivers final undertaking
SMS termination at zero, voice cut by two thirds

Vodafone has submitted what it hopes will be the final Undertaking as part of the Commerce Commission's review of mobile termination rates.

On December 3 the Commission asked operators to work together to align their undertakings into one offer that would serve as an alternative to regulation in the Commission's final re (read the entire post)...



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Paul Brislen
Auckland
New Zealand


You’ll have heard about mobile termination rates and how the Commerce Commission is investigating whether or not to regulate them. But what is a mobile termination rate, how does it work and why is it so important?

In this blog, we’ll try to answer your questions, tell you a bit about what we think and keep you up to date with the Commerce Commission and its process.


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